Dr Austin Ng

MBBS, BSc(Med), MMed(USyd), FRACP
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Concord Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9767 6296
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Research interests

  • Chronic heart failure; Thromboembolism; Pulmonary hypertension; Cardiac imaging; Cardiovascular outcomes research

Teaching and supervision

  • Senior Lecturer and Primary Co-ordinator of the Cardiovascular Integrated Clinical Attachment Program Concord Hospital Clinical School, The University of Sydney
  • Primary Co-ordinator and Lecturer for the Cardiology Enhancement Program (primary role in its inception 2014) to GMP 1 & 2 Cardiovascular teaching block, Concord Hospital Clinical School, The University of Sydney
  • Teaching and supervision of Basic Physician trainees at Canterbury and Concord Hospitals (former Director of Physician Education 2010-2015)
  • Supervision of Cardiology Advanced Trainees Concord Hospital
  • Co-supervisor of Sydney University graduate and post-graduate students (honours program, Masters program, PhD)
  • Supervisor of sonographer trainees Cardiology Department Concord Hospital

Current projects

Principal Investigator

a) Long-term outcomes following acute pulmonary embolism

  • Responsible for establishing one of the largest confirmed pulmonary embolism cohort database in Australia. This is an ongoing project to assess the long-term outcomes of patients in a contemporary setting.

b) A contemporary population study on thromboembolism and its short and long-term impact on morbidity and mortality

  • This is a population-level study exploring the epidemiology and cohort's health and outcomes following thromboembolic events

Associations

  • Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of Vascular Biology Laboratory - ANZAC Research Institute
  • Member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and New Zealand

Awards and honours

  • Teaching Award for outstanding contribution to the teaching program at Concord Clinical School, Sydney Medical Program, University of Sydney 2015
  • Finalist Ralph Reader Prize (CSANZ) for best clinical research 2009
  • Pfizer CVL grant recipient 2009
  • Unrestricted research grant (in collaboration with Dr. Tommy Chung and Prof. Leonard Kritharides) - Actelion Pharmaceuticals (2011 - current)
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Attachment Supervision of Year 3 and 4 Medical Students from Concord Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding volunteer contribution to the Parramatta City Library Service Programme - Annual Health Awareness Talk (since 2010)
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for volunteer participation in the Heart Foundation 2013 Heart Week Forum

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Lau, J., Chow, V., Chen, V., Ng, A., Yong, A., Sindone, A., Marwick, T., Kritharides, L. (2016). High mortality in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism and elevated INR not on anticoagulant therapy. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 115(5), 1191-1199. [More Information]
  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Kritharides, L., Sindone, A. (2016). Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure: Looking Beyond Anaemia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 25(3), 209-216. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Adikari, D., Yuan, D., Lau, J., Yong, A., Chow, V., Kritharides, L. (2016). The Prevalence and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism. PloS One, 11(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Lau, J., Chow, V., Sindone, A., Kritharides, L. (2016). The prognostic impact of chest pain in 1306 patients presenting with confirmed acute pulmonary embolism. International Journal of Cardiology, 221, 794-799. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Reddel, C., Pennings, G., Scott, E., Pasqualon, T., Ng, A., Yeoh, T., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Global hypercoagulability in patients with schizophrenia receiving long-term antipsychotic therapy. Schizophrenia Research, 162(1-3), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Reddel, C., Pennings, G., Chung, T., Ng, A., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Persistent global hypercoagulability in long-term survivors of acute pulmonary embolism. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, 26(5), 537-544. [More Information]
  • Hee, L., Ng, A., Huang, J., Chow, V., Mussap, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L. (2015). The contribution of cardiovascular mortality to long term outcomes in a relatively young demographic following acute pulmonary embolism: A validation study. International Journal of Cardiology, 199, 13-17. [More Information]
  • Moutzouris, J., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Naganathan, V., Kritharides, L., Ng, A. (2014). Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Individuals Aged 80 and Older. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(10), 2004-2006. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Yeoh, T., Ng, A., Pasqualon, T., Scott, E., Plater, J., Whitwell, B., Hanzek, D., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Celermajer, D., Kritharides, L. (2014). Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction with long-term clozapine treatment for schizophrenia:a multicentre cross-sectional cohort study. Open Heart, 1, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Ng, A., Seccombe, L., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Celermajer, D., Peters, M., Kritharides, L. (2014). Impaired 6-min walk test, heart rate recovery and cardiac function post pulmonary embolism in long-term survivors. Respiratory Medicine, 108(10), 1556-1565. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L., Ng, A., Ridley, L., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2014). Modulation of phasic left atrial function and left ventricular filling in patients with extrinsic left atrial compression by hiatal hernia. International Journal of Cardiology, 176(3), 1176-1178. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Kritharides, L. (2014). Preoperative assessment: A cardiologist’s perspective. Australian Prescriber, 37(6), 188-191.
  • Ng, A., Hanzek, D., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2013). A novel parasternal transthoracic echocardiographic window for detecting coronary ostial dilation after modified Bentall surgery. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 11(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Alcock, R., Yong, A., Ng, A., Chow, V., Cheruvu, C., Aliprandi-Costa, B., Lowe, H., Kritharides, L., Brieger, D. (2013). Acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery disease: Are they so different? Long-term outcomes in a contemporary PCI cohort. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(4), 1343-1346. [More Information]
  • Moutzouris, J., Ng, A., Chow, V., Chung, T., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2013). Acute pulmonary embolism during warfarin therapy and long-term risk of recurrent fatal pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 110(3), 523-533. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Yong, A., Chow, V., Chung, T., Freedman, B., Kritharides, L. (2013). Cardiac troponin-T and the prediction of acute and long-term mortality after acute pulmonary embolism. International Journal of Cardiology, 165(1), 126-133. [More Information]
  • Javadzadegan, A., Yong, A., Chang, M., Ng, A., Yiannikas, J., Ng, M., Behnia, M., Kritharides, L. (2013). Flow recirculation zone length and shear rate are differentially affected by stenosis severity in human coronary arteries. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 304(4), H559-H566. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Kritharides, L. (2013). Fluctuation of Serum Sodium and Its Impact on Short and Long-Term Mortality following Acute Pulmonary Embolism. PloS One, 8(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Kritharides, L. (2013). Prognostic Impact of the Charlson Comorbidity Index on Mortality following Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases, 85(5), 408-416. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Ng, A., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Kritharides, L. (2013). Right atrial to left atrial area ratio on early echocardiography predicts long-term survival after acute pulmonary embolism. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Emmett, L., Ng, A., Ha, L., Russo, R., Mansberg, R., Zhao, W., Chow, V., Kritharides, L. (2012). Comparative assessment of rest and post-stress left ventricular volumes and left ventricular ejection fraction on gated myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and echocardiography in patients with transient ischaemic dilation on adenosine MPI: Myocardial stunning or subendocardial hypoperfusion? Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 19(4), 735-742. [More Information]
  • Alcock, R., Naoum, C., Ng, A. (2011). Giant right coronary aneurysm: a case of mistaken identity. European Heart Journal, 32(21), 2712-2712. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Falk, G., Ng, A., Lu, T., Ridley, L., Ing, A., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Left atrial compression and the mechanism of exercise impairment in patients with a large hiatal hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(15), 1624-1634. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chung, T., Yong, A., Wong, H., Chow, V., Celermajer, D., Kritharides, L. (2011). Long-Term Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Mortality of 1023 Patients With Confirmed Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 4(1), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Yiannikas, J., Yong, A., Ridley, L., Wilson, M., Kritharides, L. (2010). Coronary ostial morphology after modified Bentall operation assessed with dual-source multidetector computed tomography. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 4(3), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Coats, A., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2010). Impact of sleep disordered breathing severity on hemodynamics, autonomic balance and cardiopulmonary functional status in chronic heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 141(3), 227-235. [More Information]
  • Yong, A., Ng, A., Brieger, D., Lowe, H., Ng, M., Kritharides, L. (2010). Three-dimensional and two-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography, and their prediction of reduced fractional flow reserve. European Heart Journal, 32(3), 345-353. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Freedman, B. (2009). Sleep disordered breathing in chronic heart failure. Heart Failure Reviews, 14(2), 89-99.
  • Ng, A., Sindone, A., Wong, H., Freedman, B. (2008). Differences in management and outcome of ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Cardiology, 129, 198-204. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Kritharides, L. (2008). Drug-eluting stents vs. coronary-artery bypass grafting. The New England Journal of Medicine, 358(24), 2643; author reply 2643-4. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Freedman, B., Sindone, A. (2007). Autonomic abnormalities in congestive heart failure patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 13(5), 395-400. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Wong, H., Yong, A., Sindone, A. (2006). Impact of gender on outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, , 1-8. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Sheriff, M., Ng, A., Brazete, S., Gullick, J., Brieger, D., Kritharides, L., Lowe, H. (2016). Anatomy of a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) in a Metropolitan Tertiary Hospital Setting. Abstracts for the 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide: Elsevier.
  • Ng, A., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Davis, G., Freedman, B. (2008). Impact of sleep disordered breathing severity on the hemodynamics, functional status and autonomic function of chronic heart failure patients. 4th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure 2008, Australia: Elsevier.
  • Ng, A., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Davis, G., Freedman, B. (2007). Anthropometric Characteristics of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2007). Chronic Heart Failure Patients With Sleep Disordered Breathing: Functional Assessment and Response to Exercise. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2007). Severity of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is Associated with Altered Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Chronic Heart Failure. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2016

  • Sheriff, M., Ng, A., Brazete, S., Gullick, J., Brieger, D., Kritharides, L., Lowe, H. (2016). Anatomy of a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACPC) in a Metropolitan Tertiary Hospital Setting. Abstracts for the 64th Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide: Elsevier.
  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Lau, J., Chow, V., Chen, V., Ng, A., Yong, A., Sindone, A., Marwick, T., Kritharides, L. (2016). High mortality in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism and elevated INR not on anticoagulant therapy. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 115(5), 1191-1199. [More Information]
  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Kritharides, L., Sindone, A. (2016). Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure: Looking Beyond Anaemia. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 25(3), 209-216. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Adikari, D., Yuan, D., Lau, J., Yong, A., Chow, V., Kritharides, L. (2016). The Prevalence and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism. PloS One, 11(3), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wong, C., Ng, A., Lau, J., Chow, V., Sindone, A., Kritharides, L. (2016). The prognostic impact of chest pain in 1306 patients presenting with confirmed acute pulmonary embolism. International Journal of Cardiology, 221, 794-799. [More Information]

2015

  • Chow, V., Reddel, C., Pennings, G., Scott, E., Pasqualon, T., Ng, A., Yeoh, T., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Global hypercoagulability in patients with schizophrenia receiving long-term antipsychotic therapy. Schizophrenia Research, 162(1-3), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Reddel, C., Pennings, G., Chung, T., Ng, A., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2015). Persistent global hypercoagulability in long-term survivors of acute pulmonary embolism. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, 26(5), 537-544. [More Information]
  • Hee, L., Ng, A., Huang, J., Chow, V., Mussap, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L. (2015). The contribution of cardiovascular mortality to long term outcomes in a relatively young demographic following acute pulmonary embolism: A validation study. International Journal of Cardiology, 199, 13-17. [More Information]

2014

  • Moutzouris, J., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Naganathan, V., Kritharides, L., Ng, A. (2014). Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Individuals Aged 80 and Older. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(10), 2004-2006. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Yeoh, T., Ng, A., Pasqualon, T., Scott, E., Plater, J., Whitwell, B., Hanzek, D., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Celermajer, D., Kritharides, L. (2014). Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction with long-term clozapine treatment for schizophrenia:a multicentre cross-sectional cohort study. Open Heart, 1, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Ng, A., Seccombe, L., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Celermajer, D., Peters, M., Kritharides, L. (2014). Impaired 6-min walk test, heart rate recovery and cardiac function post pulmonary embolism in long-term survivors. Respiratory Medicine, 108(10), 1556-1565. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Kritharides, L., Thomas, L., Ng, A., Ridley, L., Falk, G., Yiannikas, J. (2014). Modulation of phasic left atrial function and left ventricular filling in patients with extrinsic left atrial compression by hiatal hernia. International Journal of Cardiology, 176(3), 1176-1178. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Kritharides, L. (2014). Preoperative assessment: A cardiologist’s perspective. Australian Prescriber, 37(6), 188-191.

2013

  • Ng, A., Hanzek, D., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2013). A novel parasternal transthoracic echocardiographic window for detecting coronary ostial dilation after modified Bentall surgery. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 11(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Alcock, R., Yong, A., Ng, A., Chow, V., Cheruvu, C., Aliprandi-Costa, B., Lowe, H., Kritharides, L., Brieger, D. (2013). Acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery disease: Are they so different? Long-term outcomes in a contemporary PCI cohort. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(4), 1343-1346. [More Information]
  • Moutzouris, J., Ng, A., Chow, V., Chung, T., Curnow, J., Kritharides, L. (2013). Acute pulmonary embolism during warfarin therapy and long-term risk of recurrent fatal pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 110(3), 523-533. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Yong, A., Chow, V., Chung, T., Freedman, B., Kritharides, L. (2013). Cardiac troponin-T and the prediction of acute and long-term mortality after acute pulmonary embolism. International Journal of Cardiology, 165(1), 126-133. [More Information]
  • Javadzadegan, A., Yong, A., Chang, M., Ng, A., Yiannikas, J., Ng, M., Behnia, M., Kritharides, L. (2013). Flow recirculation zone length and shear rate are differentially affected by stenosis severity in human coronary arteries. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 304(4), H559-H566. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Kritharides, L. (2013). Fluctuation of Serum Sodium and Its Impact on Short and Long-Term Mortality following Acute Pulmonary Embolism. PloS One, 8(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chow, V., Yong, A., Chung, T., Kritharides, L. (2013). Prognostic Impact of the Charlson Comorbidity Index on Mortality following Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases, 85(5), 408-416. [More Information]
  • Chow, V., Ng, A., Chung, T., Thomas, L., Kritharides, L. (2013). Right atrial to left atrial area ratio on early echocardiography predicts long-term survival after acute pulmonary embolism. Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]

2012

  • Emmett, L., Ng, A., Ha, L., Russo, R., Mansberg, R., Zhao, W., Chow, V., Kritharides, L. (2012). Comparative assessment of rest and post-stress left ventricular volumes and left ventricular ejection fraction on gated myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and echocardiography in patients with transient ischaemic dilation on adenosine MPI: Myocardial stunning or subendocardial hypoperfusion? Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 19(4), 735-742. [More Information]

2011

  • Alcock, R., Naoum, C., Ng, A. (2011). Giant right coronary aneurysm: a case of mistaken identity. European Heart Journal, 32(21), 2712-2712. [More Information]
  • Naoum, C., Falk, G., Ng, A., Lu, T., Ridley, L., Ing, A., Kritharides, L., Yiannikas, J. (2011). Left atrial compression and the mechanism of exercise impairment in patients with a large hiatal hernia. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 58(15), 1624-1634. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chung, T., Yong, A., Wong, H., Chow, V., Celermajer, D., Kritharides, L. (2011). Long-Term Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Mortality of 1023 Patients With Confirmed Acute Pulmonary Embolism. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 4(1), 122-128. [More Information]

2010

  • Ng, A., Yiannikas, J., Yong, A., Ridley, L., Wilson, M., Kritharides, L. (2010). Coronary ostial morphology after modified Bentall operation assessed with dual-source multidetector computed tomography. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 4(3), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Coats, A., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2010). Impact of sleep disordered breathing severity on hemodynamics, autonomic balance and cardiopulmonary functional status in chronic heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, 141(3), 227-235. [More Information]
  • Yong, A., Ng, A., Brieger, D., Lowe, H., Ng, M., Kritharides, L. (2010). Three-dimensional and two-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography, and their prediction of reduced fractional flow reserve. European Heart Journal, 32(3), 345-353. [More Information]

2009

  • Ng, A., Freedman, B. (2009). Sleep disordered breathing in chronic heart failure. Heart Failure Reviews, 14(2), 89-99.

2008

  • Ng, A., Sindone, A., Wong, H., Freedman, B. (2008). Differences in management and outcome of ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Cardiology, 129, 198-204. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Kritharides, L. (2008). Drug-eluting stents vs. coronary-artery bypass grafting. The New England Journal of Medicine, 358(24), 2643; author reply 2643-4. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Davis, G., Freedman, B. (2008). Impact of sleep disordered breathing severity on the hemodynamics, functional status and autonomic function of chronic heart failure patients. 4th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure 2008, Australia: Elsevier.

2007

  • Ng, A., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Davis, G., Freedman, B. (2007). Anthropometric Characteristics of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ng, A., Freedman, B., Sindone, A. (2007). Autonomic abnormalities in congestive heart failure patients with sleep-disordered breathing. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 13(5), 395-400. [More Information]
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2007). Chronic Heart Failure Patients With Sleep Disordered Breathing: Functional Assessment and Response to Exercise. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ng, A., Davis, G., Chow, C., Wong, H., Sindone, A., Freedman, B. (2007). Severity of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is Associated with Altered Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Chronic Heart Failure. 12th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR 2007, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2006

  • Ng, A., Wong, H., Yong, A., Sindone, A. (2006). Impact of gender on outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure. International Journal of Cardiology, , 1-8. [More Information]

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